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Miller steps in as city manager
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Skylor Miller says it was the smell of pine trees that sold him on Williams.

"The first time I came up here and sucked in that smell, I said 'OK, I'm home,'" Miller said.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

LaQuinta asks city for help with water fees
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Lingering water issues, unpredictable weather patterns, change in construction outlay, delay in material delivery and repairs to a new transformer are among several issues La Quinta Inns and Suites has encountered while trying to open a new hotel in Williams.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Nation of Patriots tour visits Williams July 22
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - The seventh annual Nation of Patriots Tour is coming to Williams July 22 for the national passing the flag event.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Casino Night July 22, money to benefit animal shelter
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - The glamour and glitz of Las Vegas is coming to Williams on Friday when SAVE-Meant to Rescue puts on its annual Casino Night to raise money for an animal shelter.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Northern Arizona astronomy: Saturn and its rings explained
Saturn, named for the Roman god of the harvest, Saturnus, is the dimmest of the original five planets to the unaided eye.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

KinderCampers get tooth checkup by Coconino Health District
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - According to the Arizona Dental Association, 52 percent of Arizona kindergarteners have a history of tooth decay as compared to the national average of 36 percent.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Love, Lexi: The family of Lexi Gordon finds healing by helping
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Lexi Gordon spent much of her short life in the oncology unit at Phoenix Children's Hospital (PCH).

The long hours were often spent alone as she bounced between caregivers and foster parents until the Gordon's came into her life.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Williams troubadour finds success and meaning on a corner of Route 66
WILLIAMS, Ariz.   Anyone who has spent time strolling Route 66 in downtown Williams knows John Carpino. They may not know him by name but they certainly know his voice.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

38th annual Cowpunchers Reunion rodeo returns to Williams
Ranchers and other cowboys rolled into town June 17-19 for the 38th annual Cowpunchers Reunion rodeo.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Ash Fork students earn Electric Utility Tech certificates from Yavapai College
ASH FORK, Ariz. - Juan Ayala and his fellow Ash Fork High School classmate Conner Maketa, received Electric Utility Technology certificates from Yavapai College May 7.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Train Day celebration rolls into Williams June 18
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - People can celebrate the history of the railroad industry this weekend at Williams Train Days. The event takes place at the Grand Canyon Railway June 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Northern Arizona astronomy: Mars, myth and misinformation
Have you seen that very bright orangey thing up in the sky at night? That is the planet Mars which, on May 22, just passed its biennial closest approach to Earth, known as opposition.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Glamorous camping or 'glamping' comes to Williams
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - The most glamorous camping experience in the Southwest is coming to Williams in July. Surrounded by looming Ponderosa pines and just an hour south of Grand Canyon National Park, the extravagant Grand Canyon Under Canvas camping resort is nestled among some of the finest forest in the Southwest.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

A bounty of fresh produce options available in Williams
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Despite living in a small town, Williams residents have a choice of where to get fresh produce besides the grocery stores.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Two events honor vets this Memorial Day weekend
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Williams residents and visitors have several opportunities to honor veterans this Memorial Day weekend with a community celebration and memorial service.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Williams Elementary-Middle School teachers gear up for KinderCamp
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Most teachers are winding down the school year and making vacation plans, but a few teachers at Williams Elementary-Middle School (WEMS) are gearing up for a month of learning and fun this June with KinderCamp.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Hopping into summer: Heritage School students enjoy a field day
Heritage School students celebrated the end of the school year with a field day May 19 at Cureton Park. Students participated in sack races, three-legged races, jump roping, water balloon tosses and a picnic.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Spring Community Kite Festival back for seventh year at Cureton Park
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Kites of all shapes and sizes will take to the skies Saturday as part of the Spring Community Kite Festival.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Flag Project joins forces with Nation of Patriots
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - The Williams Fire Department (WFD) and Williams Mayor John Moore are teaming up with the Nation of Patriots in hopes of having a U.S. flag flying in front of every home and business in Williams prior to the annual ride across America beginning May 29.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Civitan on 66 reopens as boutique
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Fans of the original Civitan Store should be pleased with the redesign and reopening of the store on Route 66 April 15.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016


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